strēlniece

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From strēle (arrow, dart) +‎ -niece, or strēlnieks (rifleman) +‎ -e (fem.) (the latter with palatalization of k to c).

Noun[edit]

strēlniece f (5th declension, masculine form: strēlnieks)

  1. (military) (female) infantryman, (female) rifleman
    Pirmajā rotā dien meitene strēlniece. — In the first company serves a female rifleman.
  2. (historical) (female) archer (warrior or hunter whose main weapon is a bow (or crossbow) and arrows)

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